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Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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Ever since I posted my hummus-crusted chicken recipe last month, I have been itching to try some more creative recipes with hummus.

So in honor of Thanksgiving, and my complete love of all things mashed potatoes, I decided to try an experiment this week — hummus mashed potatoes! Yep. Instead of adding in loads of sour cream or heavy cream or, really, any kind of cream to make these “creamy”, I just stirred in a little butter, salt, and a big batch of hummus. And believe it or not, it worked!!!

The key is definitely finding a hummus recipe that is full of flavor. I used one that was extra garlicky with a little hot pepper. But if you love roasted red pepper hummus, or wasabi hummus, or whatever your favorite flavor may be — go with that. Then mix it in with some mashed Yukon golds and a little salt and butter (or olive oil if you want to make these vegan), and literally, you’re good to go.

So easy, so flavorful, and these are probably even better for you than straight mashed potatoes. Can’t wait to serve these with my family this Thanksgiving!

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Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Hummus makes for extra creamy and delicious mashed potatoes!


  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) butter*
  • 1/4 cup milk*, warmed
  • 2 cups favorite hummus, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • optional garnish: chopped fresh Italian parsley, lemon wedges, extra drizzle of olive oil


  1. Peel the potatoes if you would like, and cut them into large chunks, roughly the same size. Immediately add to a large stockpot and fill with water until the potatoes are covered. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until a fork will go gently through the potatoes. Remove from heat and drain the water.
  2. Then return pot to the burner and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until smooth. Then turn off heat, and add in butter, warmed milk, hummus salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.  And if you want creamier mashed potatoes, feel free to add in more warmed milk until they reach your desired consistency.
  3. Serve warm, topped with optional garnishes if desired.


*Feel free to use vegan butter and non-dairy milk to make this recipe vegan.

**Different kinds of hummus will perform differently in this salad, based on their thickness, flavor, saltiness, etc.  So feel free to tweak the recipe — add in more/less hummus, more/less milk, salt, etc. — until it works with your kind of hummus.

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84 comments on “Hummus Mashed Potatoes”

  1. This sounds amazing Ali, I love hummus and I bet it adds a really great depth of flavour to the mashed potatoes!

  2. so creative! my husband is a hummus addict, so i’ll try this out as a healthier way for us both to try mashed potatoes! thank you for sharing your always-amazing ideas!!

  3. You had me at hummus. :-) It’s funny because we serve hummus at Thanksgiving (along with a ton of other Lebanese food) along with the American classics. This dish combines both!

    • A whole bunch of my family has spent significant time in Egypt, so there’s always been tabouleh at our Thanksgiving. It was a while before I figured out that it wasn’t an American classic : )

  4. I think I may need to make these for T-Day, so I can have mashed potatoes at dinner, too! Very excited about this!

  5. wow, I am very intrigued by the way you are incorporating hummus. i love hummus and this gives me an inspiration to make it today!

  6. That’s GENIUS, Ali! I might have to sneak these onto the Thanksgiving menu now. :)

  7. This is insane. I’m doing it.

  8. Such a good idea! I would have never thought to include hummus. I’m using this recipe – thank you!

  9. Hummus mashed potatoes!? What the what? Sounds incredible!

  10. I have to comment fast so I can call my sis and tell her to make these for our mashed potatoes instead. GENIUS!

  11. This is such a great idea. They look so soft and fluffy!!

  12. That is really interesting actually- I wonder if simply just incorporating tahini to the mashed potatoes would work as well! Definitely one to play with!

  13. This looks like the best thing ever! I am definitely going to have to try this!

  14. What a great idea! This sounds like a great pick-me-up to normal potatoes!

  15. Ali. No you didn’t. These are dangerous and amazing. I would literally eat my weight in these. two of my FAVORITE foods combined. i love youuuuu.

  16. I love hummus, these potatoes sound perfect!

  17. Don’t you just love mashed spuds? You can put almost anything in them and they’ll always taste great! I love your hummus idea…genius Ali!

  18. Mashed potatoes are my faaaaaavvv!!! ;D


  19. I love hummus, so your recipe is sth for me :)

  20. Woah, that sounds so crazy it just might be perfect! I love hummus, and I love mashed potatoes. A hummus mashed potato mash-up? That’s all kinds of bonkers! I’ll definitely be trying this out, thanks for sharing the recipe!

  21. What an awesome combo! I would’ve never thought to add humus to mashed potatoes but now I can’t stop thinking about it!

  22. I cannot wait to try this!!! Yummy!

  23. I am dying!!! hummus mashed potatoes. You are my hero!

  24. I am new to your site and so far love the recipes I have seen, but would love to know the nutrition facts. I a not sure if it is here somewhere, but if so, can you explain so I can see it? thanks!

  25. I was wondering what side I was going to make for my steak tonight. I have Chipotle Hummus on hand…

    Of course, I’ll portion out some regular mashed potatoes before adding the hummus. My kids don’t like spicy.

  26. YUM. So here’s what I did: only a small container of hummus (roasted garlic, maybe only 1/2 cup total) and had to add quite a bit of vegetable stock to make it creamier. But it was great, I really liked the added flavor the hummus provides! Great idea!

  27. Just made this with my own homemade hummus, and it is quite good! I even put a whole head of roasted garlic in it as well. Definitely a great vegan option, no butter, no milk needed.

  28. This looks amazing!! I would attempt to use Cauliflower instead of potatoes as I am on Isagenix but mixing with the hummus sounds so good!

  29. I wonder if this would be good with flavored hummus…maybe jalapeno/artichoke?

  30. This worked surprisingly well! Tasty and rich! Thank you for the recipe!